Banana Bread Lite – Super Yummy

I decided to look for an updated banana bread recipe. Hubby wanted chocolate in it. Sigh.

So I found this little ditty, replaced the walnuts with chocolate (calories stayed the same) and whala! I love it!

I love it a little too much and had to give a lot away!

Banana Bread Lite


1 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium)
2 large eggs
2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (such as Bisquick)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Place sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add banana and eggs; beat until well blended. Add the baking mix and walnuts, and stir just until moist.

Pourbatter into a 9-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; bake at 350°for 45 minutes. Tent bread with foil, and bake an additional 15minutes.or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Coolin pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely onwire rack.

I prefer a 9X9 square pan for my banana bread – if so you only need to cook it for 45 minutes and skip the tenting part!


16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 161(24% from fat); FAT 4.3g (sat 0.8g,mono 0.6g,poly 1.9g); IRON 0.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 28mg; CALCIUM 49mg; CARBOHYDRATE 26.7g; SODIUM 260mg; PROTEIN 4.6g; FIBER 0.7g